Praise of Folly

By: Erasmus,Desiderius/ Miller,Clarence H.

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First published in Paris in 1511, The Praise of Folly has enjoyed enormous and highly controversial success from the author's lifetime down to our own day. The Folly has no rival, except perhaps Thomas More's Utopia, as the most intense and lively presentation of the literary, social, and theological aims and methods of Northern Humanism. Clarence H. Miller's highly praised translation of The Praise of Folly, based on the definitive Latin text, echoes Erasmus' own lively style while retaining the nuances of the original text. In his introduction, Miller places the work in the context of Erasmus as humanist and theologian. In a new afterword, William H. Gass playfully considers the meaning, or meanings, of folly and offers fresh insights into one of the great books of Western literature. Praise for the earlier edition:

Title: Praise of Folly

Author Name: Erasmus,Desiderius/ Miller,Clarence H.

Categories: Literature Soft Cover,

Edition: 2

Publisher: Yale Univ Pr: 1979/05/01 00:00:00.000

ISBN Number: 0300023731

ISBN Number 13: 9780300023732

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Used - Good

Seller ID: 242944

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